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Fire TV gets Alexa control for Hulu, CBS, NBC, Showtime, and PlayStation Vue

Fire TV gets Alexa control for Hulu, CBS, NBC, Showtime, and PlayStation Vue

Alexa just got support for several video apps on Amazon Fire TV, including Sony's PlayStation Vue, Hulu, CBS, NBC, Showtime, and Bravo. With this support, Fire TV owners can ask Alexa to do things on their behalf, no Echo device necessary. If you have a newer Fire TV device that includes the Alexa Voice Remote, you can do all of this just by pressing the microphone button on that remote control.

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Philips Roku smart TVs arrive with 40″ budget model

Philips Roku smart TVs arrive with 40″ budget model

In the market for a smart TV? Philips has launched the first of what will eventually be a lineup of smart TVs running Roku's platform. This smart TV joins the Roku models available from RCA and TCL, giving buyers on a budget another choice in which television they get. The move puts more competition on Amazon, which itself is getting in on the smart TV market via the arrival of some Westinghouse models packing its Fire TV platform.

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Samsung Smart TVs are getting an Amazon Music app

Samsung Smart TVs are getting an Amazon Music app

Samsung has added Amazon Music support to its smart TVs, with the streaming service joining apps like Netflix and Amazon Video on the connected sets. Models from 2015 to 2017 will all be upgraded with the new functionality, Samsung confirmed. However, the smart TVs won't be the only place that Amazon Music will be offered.

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It’s not too late to score a Black Friday TV deal

It’s not too late to score a Black Friday TV deal

Black Friday 2017 may be drawing to a close, but it's not too late if the urge to buy a new TV is upon you. For many, the day after Thanksgiving isn't just one for enjoying leftovers, but outfitting their living room or den with an upgraded set. Good news is, whether you've got a big budget or a small one, there are still some deals to be had.

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Dish Network gets CBS back after brief service blackout

Dish Network gets CBS back after brief service blackout

Dish Network subscribers once again have access to CBS following the brief service blackout resulting from an expired contract between the two. The blackout happened late Monday night, the latest instance of CBS and Dish Network's business relations souring. Now, less than a week later, Dish has announced that it has signed a new multi-year carriage deal with CBS.

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Comcast Xfinity TV app will support Sony Android TVs in 2018

Comcast Xfinity TV app will support Sony Android TVs in 2018

Comcast's Xfinity TV customers with certain Sony Android TVs will soon be able to access the content directly through the television using the Xfinity TV Partner app. The new support will be arriving early next year to Sony Android TVs, marking the latest expansion of the Xfinity TV Partner Program. Through it, the service provider is bringing its Xfinity TV service to various smart televisions.

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Disney streaming service will be cheaper than Netflix, says CEO Bob Iger

Disney streaming service will be cheaper than Netflix, says CEO Bob Iger

With Disney gradually pulling its content from Netflix, the writing has been on the wall for some time now that the house of Mickey would be rolling out its own streaming service. Now with an expected launch in 2019, featuring not only the Disney movie library but Star Wars and Marvel content as well, the company started revealing a few details, including that it plans to undercut Netflix in pricing.

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Star Wars live action TV show will launch on Disney streaming service

Star Wars live action TV show will launch on Disney streaming service

We've been hearing for more than a year now that a live action Star Wars television show was in the pipeline, and now more details about that have surfaced. According to a new report, this live action TV series will be premiering on Disney's upcoming streaming service, the same streaming service where you'll find Disney content after it pulls it from Netflix. It could be at least a couple years before that show actually arrives, though.

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Sony Android TVs finally get Google Assistant integration

Sony Android TVs finally get Google Assistant integration

Once upon a time, Google fans and believers dreamed of a day when they could buy a Google TV from an electronics store and enjoy the full breadth of Google services from the comfort of their couch. While that never exactly come to pass the way they expected it to, Google may have come up with something a bit better: Android TV. The “lean back” version of Android allowed Google to penetrate all kinds of entertainment devices, from multimedia boxes to full smart TVs, like these ones from Sony. And since they’re based on the same Android platform, they can also get similar features, like Google Assistant, which is now making its way to recent Sony Android TV models.

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Netflix fires Kevin Spacey, actor no longer involved with House of Cards

Netflix fires Kevin Spacey, actor no longer involved with House of Cards

It's starting look more and more like House of Cards' sixth and final season isn't going to see the light of day. After announcing earlier this week that the show's production had been indefinitely halted, Netflix has stated that it's cutting all ties with Kevin Spacey and will not be involved with the actor in any way. This includes Spacey's immediate suspension from production of House of Cards.

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Amazon in talks to develop Lord of the Rings TV adaptation

Amazon in talks to develop Lord of the Rings TV adaptation

If you thought a full trilogy of Lord of the Rings movies, followed by a Hobbit trilogy, was enough page-to-screen adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's universe, you were wrong. Get ready for even more Frodo Baggins. Amazon Studios is reportedly in talks to land the rights to adapt Lord of the Rings into a new TV series, with a goal of replicating the success of HBO's immensely popular Game of Thrones.

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RCA Roku 4K TVs give buyers a cheap Ultra HD option

RCA Roku 4K TVs give buyers a cheap Ultra HD option

RCA previously announced new Roku TV models, but they hit their budget price point by eliminating a key coveted feature: 4K resolution. Now the company is back with new Roku TV models that do include Ultra HD, ensuring buyers can watch their favorite shows in the highest resolution offered. You will be paying more for this extra feature, though.

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